International Trumpet Guild

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International Trumpet Guild
International Trumpet Guild Logo.jpg
ITG Small Logo
Abbreviation ITG
Formation 1975
Legal status 501(c) (3) NPO
Purpose to promote communications among trumpet players around the world and to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trumpet
Region served Global
Membership Open to all taking a significant interest in trumpet, cornet or flugelhorn
President Kim Dunnick

The International Trumpet Guild (ITG) is a world-wide organization of trumpeters, formed to promote communication among trumpet players around the world and to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trumpet. ITG's more than 5,000 members represent 64 countries and include professional and amateur performers, teachers, students, manufacturers, publishers, and others interested in belonging to an organization dedicated to the trumpet profession. ITG is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization supported by the dues of individual members.


ITG was established in 1975. In 1975, the first ITG Conference was held in Bloomington, Indiana; the following year the Guild met as part of the First International Brass Congress in Montreux, Switzerland. ITG Conferences have been held every year since then, with the Second International Brass Congress being held in 1984 at Indiana University

In 1982, the ITG Archive was established at Western Michigan University to chronicle the Guild's activities and to preserve historical trumpet-related research. The ITG Research Library serves as a lending library for trumpet-related research.

In 1988, plans were begun to form a larger European component of ITG. In fall, 1990 the Euro-ITG chapter was formed at the Trumpet Days in Bad Sackingen, Germany, with initial membership of 120 members. An International Membership Coordinator was appointed to further develop growth of ITG.

Officers and Board of Directors[edit]

2011-2013 Officers

  • President - Kim Dunnick
  • Vice President - Alan Siebert
  • Treasurer - Dixie Burress
  • Secretary - Jeffrey Piper
  • Past President - Kevin Eisensmith

Board of Directors:
James Ackley, Michael Anderson, Eric Berlin, Joseph Bowman, Dixie Burress, Zhonghui Dai, Kim Dunnick, Kevin Eisensmith, Luis Engelke, Tina Erickson, Brian Evans, Langston Fitzgeral III, Keith Johnson, Vladislav Lavrick, Gary Mortenson, James Olcott, Amanda Pepping, Grant Peters, William Pfund, Jeffrey Piper, Judith Saxton, Alan Siebert, Neville Young.[1]

Past Presidents[edit]

  • 1975-1977 - Lloyd Geisler
  • 1977-1979 - David Hickman (musician)
  • 1979-1981 - Donald R. Whitacker
  • 1981-1983 - Charles Gorham
  • 1983-1985 - Donald P. Bullock
  • 1985-1987 - Richard Burkhart
  • 1987-1989 - Vincent DiMartino
  • 1989-1991 - Stephen G. Jones
  • 1991-1993 - Stephen G. Jones
  • 1993-1995 - Leonard Candelaria
  • 1995-1997 - Joyce Davis
  • 1997-1999 - D. Kim Dunnick
  • 1999-2001 - James Olcott
  • 2001-2003 - Vincent DiMartino
  • 2003-2005 - Stephen Chenette
  • 2005-2007 - Jeffrey Piper
  • 2007-2009 - William Pfund
  • 2009-2011 - Kevin Eisensmith
  • 2011-2013 - D. Kim Dunnick


Honorary Award[edit]

The ITG Honorary Award is given to those individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the art of trumpet playing. These contributions are through performance, teaching, publishing, research, and/or composition. The tradition has been to award persons only toward the end of their careers, rather than at the beginning or height of their careers.

The ITG Honorary Award does not have to be given every year, and it is possible to award more than one per year.

ITG Honorary Award Winners

Award of Merit[edit]

The ITG Award of Merit is given to those individuals who have made substantial contributions to the art of trumpet playing through performance, teaching, publishing, research, composition, and/or support of the goals of the International Trumpet Guild.

There is no requirements that the award be given annually, and no restrictions are made as to the number of recipients.

ITG Award of Merit Winners

  • 2000 – Gordon Mathie
  • 2002 – Charles Colin and Steven Glover
  • 2003 – Leonard Candelaria, Ray Crisara and John Haynie
  • 2004 – William Adam, D. Kim Dunnick, Frank Kaderabek, and Anatoly Selianin
  • 2005 – Anne Hardin, David Hickman (musician), Benjamin Margolin, James Olcott
  • 2006 - Joyce Davis, Vincent DiMartino, Charles Gorham, Stephen Jones, Leon Rapier
  • 2007 - Richard Burkart, Bengt Eklund, Carole Reinhart
  • 2008 - Stephen Chennette
  • 2009 - David Bullock, Gilbert H. Mitchell, Jeffrey Piper
  • 2010 - Bryan Goff and Gordon Webb
  • 2011 - William Pfund
  • 2012 - Keith Johnson and Dennis Schneider

Other Awards[edit]

Prior to 1987, ITG had recognized several trumpet players with awards, this include:


Membership in ITG includes a subscription to all regular publications:

  • ITG Journal (4 issues per year, see below)
  • Special Supplements to Journals (CDs, music, books)
  • Complete Index of Journals (biennial)

ITG has sponsored other publications and reprints:

  • The Memoirs of Timofei Dokshizer
  • The History of the Trumpet of Bach and Handel by Werner Menke
  • Lowrey's International Trumpet Discography by Alvin Lowrey


The ITG Journal is a primary means by which ITG achieves its goals. It is published quarterly and includes articles on history, performance, literature, recordings, research, pedagogy, physiology, interviews, instrument modifications, and many other trumpet-related areas.

Reviews of books, music, and CDs provide information about new publications; and dissertation reviews bring to light some often overlooked literature to stimulate interest in many worthwhile topics. Members may submit questions and topics of interest to the pedagogical topics or Clinic editor. The jazz editor conducts informative interviews with professional players and includes transcriptions of their solos. A general news section keeps readers informed of current activities of interest to the trumpet world.


The ITG Web Site provides a free instant global link to anyone with access to the internet and world wide web. The ITG Web Site offers information about ITG officers, staff, programs, and membership, as well as many other free resources. The site is updated frequently and new sections are being planned.

The ITG Web Site complements the ITG Journal and ITG Print Publications Program with content that is available only on the site and by the inclusion of digital editions of some of ITG's printed publications such as ITG Journal articles, columns, and supplements. Some former ITG Journal content has been transferred to the ITG Web Site.

Annual Conference[edit]

The annual ITG Conference features great international trumpet and brass artists. The conference has been held at major universities throughout the world. Sessions are devoted to topics including jazz, symphony orchestra, solo recital, chamber music, pedagogy, history, repertoire, performance practices, acoustics, equipment modifications, physiology, psychology, premieres of new works, and all aspects of the trumpet. The Festival of Trumpets Concert features more that 50 professional trumpeters.

The annual ITG Conference also offers a significant opportunity to visit with manufacturers, publishers, and dealers who display instruments, mouthpieces, mutes, accessories, sheet music, books, recordings, and other trumpet related products.

ITG Conferences:[3]

  • 1975 - Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
  • 1976 - Montreux, Switzerland (Part of the First International Brass Congress)
  • 1977 - University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois - David Hickman, host
  • 1978 - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin - Don Whitaker, host
  • 1979 - Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona - Harold Hines, host
  • 1980 - Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio - Richard Burkart, host
  • 1981 - University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado - Frank Baird, host
  • 1982 - University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky - Vincent DiMartino, host
  • 1983 - Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York - D. Kim Dunnick and Herbert Mueller, hosts
  • 1984 - Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana - Charles Gorham, host
  • 1985 - University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico - Jeffrey Piper, host
  • 1986 - Guildhall School of Music, London, England - John Ridgeon, host
  • 1987 - Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan - Steve Jones, host
  • 1988 - University of North Texas, Denton, Texas - Leonard Candelaria, host
  • 1989 - University of California, Santa Barbara, California - Robert Karon, host
  • 1990 - University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland - Emerson Head, host
  • 1991 - Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana - James West, host
  • 1992 - Rotterdam Conservatory, Rotterdam, Holland (The Netherlands) - Koos van der Hout, host
  • 1993 - University of Akron, Akron, Ohio - Scott Johnston, host
  • 1994 - University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana Urbana, Illinois - Mike Ewald, host
  • 1995 - Indiana University - Bloomington, Indiana - David Hickman, Edmund Cord, Stephen Burns, John Rommel, hosts
  • 1996 - Long Beach State University, Long Beach, California - Richard Birkemeier, host
  • 1997 - Göteborg, Sweden - Bengt Eklund, host
  • 1998 - University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky - Terry Everson, host
  • 1999 - University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia - Mike Davison, host
  • 2000 - Conservatory of Music, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, New York - Graham Ashton & Jon Faddis, hosts
  • 2001 - University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana - Tim Zifer, host
  • 2002 - Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, England - Murray Greig & John Miller, hosts
  • 2003 - Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas - Jon Burgess, host
  • 2004 - Lamont School of Music, University of Denver, Denver Colorado - Al Hood, host
  • 2005 - Grand Hotel Bangkok (Mahidol University) Bangkok, Thailand - Joe Bowman, host
  • 2006 - Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey - Bryan Appleby-Wineberg, host
  • 2007 - University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts - Eric Berlin, host
  • 2008 - The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada - Jens Lindemann, host
  • 2009 - Hilton Harrisburg (Messiah College), Pennsylvania- William Stowman, Rebecca Wilt, hosts
  • 2010 - Sydney, Australia (Australia Trumpet Guild), July 6–10 - Brian Evans, host
  • 2011 - Hilton Minneapolis (Bemidji State University) Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 24–28 - Del Lyren and Steve Wright, hosts
  • 2012 - Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia, May 22–26 - Robert and Lauren Murray, hosts
  • 2013 - Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 11–15 - Richard and Valerie Stoelzel, hosts
  • 2014 - Valley Forge Casino Resort, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, May 20–24, 2014 - JC Dobrzelewski and Robert Skoniczin, hosts


  1. ^ "Contact ITG Officers and Board Members". 2011-10-01. Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  2. ^ "ITG Handbook: Appendix". Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  3. ^ "ITG Web Site - Conferences". Retrieved 2014-06-18. 

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